Annual giving is the cornerstone of any
comprehensive development program. It is a major source of support for
current operations. It represents the base of the traditional giving
pyramid, for it consists of many donors giving smaller gifts. All
constituent groups should be given the opportunity to provide a charitable
investment at least once each year at a level commensurate with their
ability. Typically, funds will be raised for both unrestricted and
restricted purposes. No development program can reach its full potential
without both an annual giving program and a planned giving program.
The act of giving is something everyone can appreciate. If we think about what makes a gift meaningful, it is not so much the thing itself. Even the simplest gifts can bring great joy to both the giver and the recipient. Just as modesty is most striking in one whose virtues and accomplishments are great, so giving when one has little or seemingly nothing to give can have an exquisite quality. Perhaps the reason for this special quality is that the act of giving when done in a selfless, compassionate, unconditional way takes everyone involved beyond an ordinary view that separates me and mine from you and yours. It brings us closer to an understanding of the way things really are.
"It's not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving."
-- Mother Teresa
To learn more about planned giving opportunities, please email us or phone (308) 865-2705. We will be happy to visit with you about your needs and provide a confidential personal illustration with no obligation. The illustration will provide you with detailed information on payout, taxable and non-taxable income and charitable deductions.